New Museum School podcasts 2020

Officially announcing the second series of the New Museum School Podcasts from Culture&.

From October 2019 – May 2020, I worked with 18 of our New Museum School trainees and podcast producer Catriona Oliphant from Chrome Media, as they researched, wrote and recorded their own podcasts on themes relevant to their work-placements and interests. I am very proud of their hard work, creativity, integrity and passion.

Keep your eyes (and ears) peeled to learn more about our trainees’ placements, the interesting objects they are working with, and the fascinating stories they have been uncovering on the Culture& website.

Below are some of the podcasts we have already released. You can find the full series on SoundCloud.


Hermenia Powers: ‘Leaving A Legacy: Liberia’s R.Vahnjah Richards’, 2020 Series

Leaving A Legacy: Liberia’s R.V Richards
A podcast exploring the legacy of Liberian sculptor R.V Richards, detailing his life endeavours and his work as an arts and heritage advocate. Hosted by Hermenia Powers, New Museum School Trainee at Art UK part of our New Museum School Podcast series produced with Chrome Media.
Many thanks to the University of Michigan for permission to use the MTiA radio archive.

Image: R.V Richards, © From the Richards and Coleman Family Association (RCFA) featured in the 2006 reunion magazine

Original Music by Culture& Archives & Digital Media Trainee, Eno Inwang
Bayryam Bayryamali, Magnum Photos: ‘Museum Un-Watching’, 2020 series

Museum Un-Watching
A podcast featuring Bayryam Bayryamali, New Museum School Trainee at Magnum Photos part of our New Museum School Podcast series produced with Chrome Media.
What is a museum without objects of questionable origin? Who belongs in these spaces of cultural significance? Who holds the rights of representation over a museums possessions?
In this podcast Bayryam Bayryamali attempts to answer each of these questions by investigating photography from Elliot Erwitt’s “Museum Watching” series.

Image: ENGLAND. London. 1996. British Museum. © Elliot Erwitt/Magnum Photos

Original Music by Culture& Archives & Digital Media Trainee, Eno Inwang
Denise Odong, Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery: ‘Memory Palace: inspiring Dialogue’, 2020 series

Memory Palace: Inspiring Dialogue
A podcast by Denise Odong, New Museum School Trainee at Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery ,the former country villa of the prominent English architect, Sir John Soane; part of our New Museum School Podcast series produced with Chrome Media.
In this podcast Denise discusses a recent art installation at Pitzhanger by interdisciplinary artist, Es Devlin. Devlin is known for her striking installations within art and stage design for theatre and music. She has designed stages for significant contemporary musicians such as ‘Beyoncé’, ‘Kanye West’, ‘The Weeknd’, ‘Lorde’, and many more.
‘Memory Palace’ filled the gallery with a personal atlas of the evolution of thought; a vast chronological landscape mapping pivotal shifts in human perspectives over millennia. 

Image: Memory Palace – Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery. PHOTO CREDIT: PETER MALLET

Original Music by Culture& Archives & Digital Media Trainee, Eno Inwang

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